Calm waters in Cartwright Labrador

Cartwright, Labrador

Labrador Flag perched on top of Mountain

During the past decade I have been fortunate enough to travel all over North America and one of my recent work trips brought me to Labrador for the first time. The actual field work took place in various places throughout the Mealy Mountains and surrounding coastal areas, so for the this job were we based out of the small town of Cartwright.

Boat sitting in another boat, Cartright LabradorCartwright is a coastal town of about 600 people located on the mouth of Sandwich Bay, about 225 km east of Happy Valley-Goose Bay. The area was first settled in the late 1700’s by sailors and fur traders like the Hudson Bay Company for its rich abundance of natural resources.

Two cannons that were situated on top of a hill protecting the harbour entrance into Cartwright still remain in a little park known as Flag Staff Hill.

Calm waters in Cartwright Labrador

Originally an isolated Newfoundland out port but now connected to the rest of the world via a long scenic gravel highway known as the Labrador Coastal Drive, only about 340 km away from where the pavement ended.

An interesting little place with all the basics that a small community like this often provides (No Tim Hortons though …), very clean, well kept and lots of friendly people. And its always nice when you can land a helicopter at your hotel.

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